This comes after years of litigation in the invasion of privacy lawsuit involving Gawker's publication of a sex tape featuring Bollea and a former friend's wife. The case drove Gawker to bankruptcy.
The Gawker Media site, which is to be shut down next week by its new owner, blurred the lines between public and private with "wit and venom."
The flagship site of Gawker Media is closing next week. The company went into bankruptcy protection after a suit by Hulk Hogan resulted in a $140 million judgment against the site.
In addition to its eponymous website, Gawker Media operates several other popular sites, including Deadspin, Jezebel and Gizmodo. The company will be sold to Ziff Davis.
The media company, which published a portion of a tape showing the wrestler having sex with the wife of a former friend, is expected to appeal.
The former professional wrestler's case over Gawker's release of a sex tape raises big questions about freedom of expression, privacy and celebrity.
One of the site's writers says organizing the workers is a sign that digital media are growing up. The CEO says he's pleased with the vote.